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Arenas offering drop-in activities

Current public skating schedules are for the month of September. Additional arenas and skating times will be added once the Fall session begins on October 1.

You can reserve a spot online by selecting from the following facilities and clicking on the reservation button at the bottom of the schedule tab:

Rent ice

Arena bookings can be made for the following facilities by emailing or phoning 613-580-2595:

  • Fred Barrett Arena West
  • CARDELREC Recreation Complex Goulbourn (Katie Xu and Jack Fan Rink, Matt Bradley Arena)
  • Jim Durrell Recreation Centre (Walkley Arena and Jim Peplinski Arena)
  • Minto Recreation Complex - Barrhaven North arena
  • Ray Friel Recreation Complex (Ron Racette Arena and Arena 2)
  • Sandy Hill Arena
  • Walter Baker Sports Centre (Arenas A and B)

Teams must have valid insurance of a minimum $2 million inclusive per occurrence for bodily injury, death and damage to property in one of the following forms:

  • Commercial General Liability,
  • Special Events Liability,
  • Home Owners’ Personal Liability, or
  • Tenants or Condominium Owners’ Personal Liability

Insurance shall name the City of Ottawa as an additional insured. Coaches names must be listed on the policy if they are using their organizations insurance. Affordable insurance is available through City of Ottawa Centralized Allocations staff for your convenience. A valid Insurance certificate must be submitted when requesting booking, otherwise insurance will automatically be added.

Participants must adhere to all Provincial gathering restrictions and requirements from their respective sporting regulatory bodies. In addition, the City has implemented COVID-19 safety measures in City facilities. Please also arrive dressed in your gear as much as possible.

Browse information regarding credits and refunds for cancelled rentals.

2021 ice rental rates

Ice rental rates for January 1 to April 30

  • Adult prime time: $349.50
  • Minor prime time: $209.55
  • Non-prime time: $163
  • Commercial: $359.75

Ice rental rates for May 1 to August 31

  • Adult/minor: $349.50
  • Minor recognized: $209.55 (May and June only)
  • Last minute ice: $209.55
  • Commercial: $359.75

Ice rental rates for September 1 to December 31

  • Adult prime time: $349.50
  • Minor prime time: $209.55
  • Non-prime time: $163.00
  • Commercial: $359.75

Rental rates for concrete when the ice is removed

  • Adult Slab $62.15
  • Minor Slab $38.70
  • Commercial Slab $72.25

Rent last-minute ice

Take advantage of a reduced rate by renting last-minute ice. Last-minute ice is booked in one-hour increments. All last-minute rental sales are final.

Please review the following information before booking. Clients must adhere to these conditions during use:

Online booking process:

  1. Review the conditions above.
  2. Log in using your Family PIN.
  3. Search for arenas with last-minute ice available in the next 15 days. Availability is updated daily.
    1. If you are looking to book ice within the next 24 hours, please contact staff at or 613-580-2595.
    2. If you are looking to book ice within the next 24 hours, or more than 15 days from now:
      1. Submit a rental request form.
      2. Staff will contact you within two business days to confirm your rental request.

Please note: If you do not have liability insurance of $2 million, it can be purchased by emailing

2021 rental rates for last-minute ice

  • Prime time: $209.55
  • Non-prime time: $163

Ice rental definitions

  • Minor: 18 years and under.
  • Adult: 19 years and older.
  • Minor recognized: Sanctioned activities by minor associations in May and June.
  • Prime time: Between September 1 and April 30, weekdays from 4 pm to 11 pm; on weekends and statutory holidays from 6 am to 11 pm.
  • Non-prime time: Between September 1 and April 30, weekdays from open to 4 pm and 11 pm to close; on weekends and statutory holidays from 11 pm to close.
  • Last-minute ice: Discounted ice time booked the same day or up to 15 days before the rental date.
  • Training ice rental: Available for two consecutive hours during non-prime time, for a maximum of six skaters per hour.

Hourly arena rental rates

Rates are effective as of January 1.

Rates are subject to change

Fall and winter ice rentals

September 1 to April 30

  2020 2021
Adult Prime Time $334.40 $349.50
Minor Prime Time $200.45 $209.55
Non-Prime Time
$155.95 $163
Last Minute Ice $200.45 $209.55
Training Ice
(Non-Prime Time)
$155.95 $163
Commercial $344.20 $359.75

Off season ice rentals

May 1 to August 31

  2020 2021
Minor and Adult $334.40 $349.50
Minor Recognized
(May and June only)
$200.45 $209.55
Last Minute Ice $200.45 $209.55
Commercial $344.20 $359.75

Slab Rentals

  2020 2021
Minor $37.00 $38.70
Adult $59.45 $62.15
Commercial $69.10 $72.25

All rates include HST

COVID-19 conditions of use - Arenas

Contract Holder: Please read all of these provisions.

All users must comply with all current guidelines, regulations and recommendations related to COVID-19 by Ottawa Public Health, the Municipal and Provincial government, the sport governing body and their Association.

  1. A valid $2 Million Liability Insurance Certificate naming the City as an additional insured is required.
  2. All individuals must complete an assessment prior to entering the facility. All assessments must be completed the same day clients are attending their ice time.
  3. The contract holder will make sure all participants, including players, coaches and parent/guardians, are pre-screened for COVID-19 based on the information below and that they have collected contact information to support contact tracing. The following individuals are not permitted to participate in the rental:
    1. Anyone who has recently returned from traveling outside of Canada, in the past 14 days.
    2. Anyone who has knowingly been exposed to or been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, in the past 14 days.
    3. Anyone who is sick or has any of the following symptoms:
      1. Runny nose
      2. Cough
      3. Difficulty breathing
      4. Muscle aches
      5. Nausea/vomiting
      6. Difficulty swallowing
      7. Fever
      8. Sore Throat
      9. Headache
      10. Loss of Taster of Smell
      11. Abdominal pain/diarrhea
      12. Shortness of breath
    4. Exemption in screening tool:
      1. Participant has travelled outside of Canada (including to the United States) within the last 14 days. If exempt from federal quarantine requirements, do not select.
      2. Participant has had close contact with someone who returned from outside of Canada within the last 14 days. If exempt from federal quarantine requirements, do not select.
        1. Those who are exempt from federal quarantine requirements include persons who are essential workers and cross the Canada-United States border regularly for work as well as those who are fully vaccinated and meet specific conditions as set by the federal government. These conditions include having received the full series of an accepted Covid-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the day they enter Canada.
  4. A safety plan must be in place for all contract holders.
  5. Contract holders will be responsible for collecting all contact tracing information as well as actively screen all individuals associated with the permit before they enter the facility.
  6. The Contract Holder agrees to take attendance for each date on the contract and for each group accessing the space during the rental period. Records must be kept for one month (31 days) for the purpose of tracing in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak.
  7. There are no restrictions on team sports. Physical contact, size of teams, cohorts or any other game play scenarios can resume.
  8. The total number of members of the public permitted to be in the facility at any one time is limited to 50% of the capacity of the facility. Please see attached Capacity Limit document. Maximum capacity will be posted outside of the facility. Contract holder is responsible to ensure the capacity limit is respected.
    1. Ice capacity is a maximum of 80 participants. It is important to remember the capacity of change rooms will have a limitation of 2 meters distancing between seating.
  9. Locker rooms, change rooms and showers are open. Participants must keep their masks on in the changerooms and remain 2 meters from members outside of their household until actively participating. Overflow chairs will be provided in the facility.
  10. Any person who enters or uses the facility (or when waiting in line outside the facility) other than when participating in a team sport, must wear a mask and maintain a physical distance of at least 2 meters from any other person who is using the facility unless within the same household.
  11. Dryland training is not permitted in the facility unless allocated as a separate hall booking.
  12. We ask that all user groups limit their time inside the facility before or after their ice time to alleviate capacity issues.
  13. All bookings are required to be scheduled to reflect the pre-established zamboni schedule. It is important to maintain the allocated flood times to allow staff sufficient time to prepare for the next rental, especially in multi-pad facilities.
    1. Example: A rental group is allocated at time slot from 6 to 9 pm, flood times will remain at 6:50 pm, 7:50 pm, and 8:50 pm.
  14. The City of Ottawa has a zero tolerance harassment policy. All individuals must maintain respect for staff and patrons in the facility.
  15. The City of Ottawa COVID-19 Conditions of use for arenas must be followed at all times. Failure to comply will result in immediate removal from the facility, non-refundable ice cancellation and review of future contract bookings.
  16. All individuals must comply with all current Ottawa Public Health recommendations and directives related to COVID-19. Please visit Ottawa Public Health to learn more.
    1. Please also visit this link for additional resources related to sports and recreation: Sports, Recreation and Being Active During COVID-19 - Ottawa Public Health.
  17. Conditions of use and contract amendments are subject to change with direction from the Provincial Guidelines and Regulations and Ottawa Public Health

I have read, understood and agree to all the Conditions of Use listed above.